Covenant Violation Procedures

Each owner of a privately owned property within the Community Association is a member of the HRCA. When purchasing property in Highlands Ranch, every homeowner agrees to comply with covenant controls that are designed to enhance the quality, value, desirability, and attractiveness of all property. HRCA has adopted non-compliance procedures to help enforce the community covenants.

HRCA Covenant Violation Procedures Process

First Notice of Non-Compliance: The violation is investigated by staff and photo-documented, and notice is then sent via mail to owner of the property (or designee) at the address provided in our records. Each violation has a specific timeframe to “cure” or remedy. Upon re-inspection, if the violation has been corrected, the property record is updated showing compliance.

Second Notice of Non-Compliance: Upon re-inspection, if the violation still exists, the violation is photo–documented and a second notice of non-compliance is sent via mail.

Third Notice of Non-Compliance: Upon  re-inspection, if violation still exists, the violation is photo-documented and a third notice is sent via mail providing a “cure” date and an opportunity to request a Tribunal hearing.

If a formal request via letter or email for a Tribunal by the property owner is not received within fifteen (15) days from the date of the letter, you will have waived your right to a hearing.

Notice of Fines: First Notice of Delinquency Upon re-inspection, if violation still exists, the violation is photo-documented, and a First Fine Notice of Delinquency” is sent registered mail. This provides notification that the property has been assessed fines in the amount of $25 a day until verified compliant and a loss of all HRCA privileges. Fifteen (15) days is given to ‘cure’ the violation before it results in further actions by the HRCA.

Notice of Fines: Second Notice of Delinquency Upon re-inspection, if violation still exists, the violation is photo-documented and a “Second Fine Notice of Delinquency” is sent via mail. Dependent on the severity of the issue, and/or the level of cooperation received from the property owner, the file is forwarded to Legal Counsel thirty (30) days from date of letter to pursue legal remedies to gain compliance. Counsel then provides a “Demand Letter” to the property owner and actively pursues the violation(s) using various means until compliance is achieved and fines and costs associated with the process are retrieved.

Declaration/By-Laws: The Community Declaration prescribes the afore-mentioned compliance process. The Non-Compliance process is a minimum forty five (45) days. The noted procedures incorporate said timeframe to achieve compliance.

Covenant Fine Policy & Schedule of Fines

Pursuant to Paragraph 2 of the Covenant Enforcement and Fine Policy of Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc., adopted November 15, 2016, the following Schedule of Fines is hereby adopted:

  1. Continuing Violations (as such term is defined in Section 12.1(f) of the Seventh Amendment to Bylaws of Highlands Ranch Community Association, Inc, dated May 17, 2016): $25 per day. See Bylaws under the Governing Docs.
  2. Chronic (reoccurring) Violations: Properties that have reoccurring violations may be cited and assessed graduating fines. Failure to immediately comply with the rules of said violations (ex; comply with trash pick-up, abuse of the 72 hour rule) will result in the file being forwarded to Legal Counsel. 
  • First violation: $50
  • Second violation (of same covenant or rule) $100
  • Third violation (of same covenant or rule) $200

More Covenant Information

Still have Questions?
Contact: HRCA Community Improvement Services Department at [email protected] or 303-471-8821. Office is located in the Recreation Center at Eastridge, 9568 University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.